About this project
What is this campaign about?
We are expanding our range here at Gydran Miniatures Studio and are offering a set of 28mm heavily armoured space dwarves that you can field in your skirmish force, army, or even as a player/non player character figure during your role playing game experiences. All this in return for your support in our campaign.
The set is a multi-part kit that will be cast in both Pewter/white metal, and resin. This should give you the flexibility to pose them how you want and give variety to any force you choose to add them to. You could also field them as a force in their own right.
The core set includes 5 miniatures to be fielded as one squad or even as a skirmish force in their own right. If you pledge to tier two (2) or above you will receive five (5) Sci-fi Dwarf miniatures in heavy armour comprising of 5 individual bodies, 5 arm sprues, head sprues (comprising of 11 individual heads and one skull), A Sgt sprue, a weapon sprue, and a heavy weapon sprue. There is also an exclusive miniature that will be added to all tier three (3) pledges along with the unlocked stretch goals.
This miniature will be cast in Polyurethane resin, and is only available through our Crowdfunding campaigns or shows that we attend.
The Pledge Levels
Tier 1: Thank you - £1+
Tier 2: 1x Core set, access to stretch goal add-ons only, not rewards. That’s 5 miniatures for £20 (a saving of £5/20% off the normal retail price of £25 for the Core set)
Tier 3: 1x Core set, 1x Kickstarter/show exclusive miniature, access to all stretch goals and rewards. That’s 6 miniatures plus stretch goals for a £30 pledge.
*NEW* Tier 4: 2x Core set, 1x Kickstarter/show exclusive miniature, 2x copies of all applicable unlocked stretch goal rewards. That’s 11 miniatures plus stretch goals for a £55 pledge.
You will receive the equivalent of approximately 20% off of the retail price during this campaign on add-ons as well when you increase your pledge to include them in your rewards.
Please remember to read the postage and packaging section at the bottom of the page.
£1,400 - mini goal - UNLOCKED - reward to tier 3+ (add-on to all tiers)
If you have selected Tier 3 or above you will receive 1x helmet/head sprue consisting of 5 helmets/heads as a part of your pledge. There are 3 sets of heads to choose from to add to your Elsor-Varo figures. Choose from helmet-less heads, Reinforced helmets or letterbox visor helmets.
Add £3 to your pledge for each additional set you would like.
£1,500 - UNLOCKED
Mechanical arm upgrade set - reward to tier 3+ (add-on to all tiers)
Add £7 to your pledge for each additional set you would like.
£1,700 - mini goal - UNLOCKED - Add-on to all tiers
A mug, poster and post card depicting the Elsor-Varo propaganda 'Enlist' artwork.
Add £17 to your pledge for each additional set you would like.
£1,800 - UNLOCKED
3 X Troll Hunter Alternative poses - Add-on to all tiers
Add £9 to your pledge for each additional set you would like.
£2,000 - mini goal - UNLOCKED - Add-on to all tiers
Do you want the set of bases that the core set are displayed on? If we reach £2,000 then they will be made available at a 25% discount as an add-on to your pledge.
Add £1.50 to your pledge for each additional set you would like.
£2,100 - UNLOCKED
1x Female Void Thief Infiltrator miniature - Reward to tier 3+ (add-on to all tiers)
Add £4 to your pledge for each additional set you would like.
£2,300 - mini goal - UNLOCKED - Add-on to all tiers
Want to turn your Core set into a breacher squad? We have just the thing right here. 4x shields, 4x Induction Guns, 1x Induction Pistol, 4x holstered Breacher close combat weapons, 4x Breacher weapons with hands and 4x re-enforced shoulder pads. All this cast in polyurethane resin.
Add £9 to your pledge for each additional set you would like.
£2,500 - UNLOCKED
Elsor-Varo Heavy Battle Robot - Add-on to all tiers
Add £11 to your pledge for each additional set you would like.
£2,700 - mini goal - UNLOCKED - Add-on to all tiers
The Commander upgrade set. Turn one of your bodies into a commander with a fur lined cape, Commanders helmet, induction pistol hand, axe hand and shoulder pads. All this cast in polyurethane resin.
Add £6 to your pledge for each additional set you would like.
£2,800 - UNLOCKED
Hunter and hound (1x hunter and 1x hound) - Reward to tier 3+ (add-on to all tiers)
Add £7 to your pledge for each additional set you would like.
£3,150 - LOCKED
Pai-Paio Mercenary. This goal will unlock one Pai-Pai mercenary miniature that will be added as a reward to all tier 3 and above pledge levels and available as an add-on to all tiers. Reward to tier 3+ (add-on to all tiers)
Add £4 to your pledge for each additional copy of the miniature you would like.
£3,500 - LOCKED
Commander Siebel. This goal will unlock one Commander Siebel miniature that will be added as a reward to all tier 3 and above pledge levels and available as an add-on to all tiers. Reward to tier 3+ (add-on to all tiers)
Add £6 to your pledge for each additional copy of the miniature you would like.
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Social and Pledge goals
As well as having stretch goals based on how much we are able to raise for the campaign we are also going to offer various other goals based on the number of backers we have and how many followers we have gained on our Social Network Service sites. These will be added as we go, but to kick it off we have two goals below.
150 Instagram followers goal
We currently (at the time of writing this) have just under 50 Instagram followers. If we reach 150 during the campaign we will add the Sgt Mathius miniature from our previous KS to all Pledge levels at tier 2 or above for free.
Goal lowered on 30-01-2017 to 100+ followers to unlock the Mathius miniature as a reward for your Tier 2 or above pledge.
You can find our instagram page over at:https://www.instagram.com/gydranminiatures/
100 Backers goal
If we get 100 backers to this campaign we will Sculpt the Elsor-Varo reconnaissance Squad including 1x tracker, 1x sniper, 2x scouts and 1x Squad leader and make it available as an Add-on at 50% the retail price will be. So, that’s 5 miniatures for £9 (would normally be £18).
Current tier rewards
So, what do you get so far with the campaign? Well that will depends on the tier you have pledged at. Below is an example of what you get at the different tier levels.
At tier 1 you will receive no rewards and none of the core set, but you can select any of the add-ons you would like by increasing your pledge to the amount to cover the items you are after.
At tier 2 you will receive the core set of 5 multi-part models. You don’t get the exclusive miniature or any of the rewards, but you can use the add-ons section to select the extras you would like to add to your pledge by increasing your pledge by the desired amount.
At tier 3 you get a copy of the core set, the exclusive miniature and the unlocked rewards. You can also add any of the add-ons to your pledge by increasing the amount you have pledged to cover the items you want.
At tier 4 you get 2x copies of the core set, 1x copy of the exclusive miniature and 2x copies of the applicable unlocked rewards. You can also add any of the add-ons to your pledge by increasing the amount you have pledged to cover the items you want.
At any point during the campaign you can get other miniatures by us as Add-ons to your pledge. Simply increase your pledge amount to cover the amount on each item you want to include. Just check the images and list below, decide what you want and add the total amount to your pledge. These miniatures will all be available at approximately 15-20% off the usual retail price.
A1 - Sona De Santos - £3
A2 - Sgt Mathius - £3
A3 - Raider Marshall - £3
A4 - Raider Engineer with wrench - £3
A5 - Raider Pilot Mick - £3
A5 - Raider 03 - £3
A7 - Drone Controller - £3
A8 - Ang-Varo Sergeant - £3
A9 - Ang-Varo Trooper A - £3
A10 - Ang-Varo Trooper B - £3
A11 - Ang-Varp Trooper C - £3
A12 - Ang-Varo Trooper D - £3
B1 - Original Troll Hunter Bjorn - £4
B2 - Elsor-Varo Breacher Cassius - £4
B3 - Original Troll Hunter Ulfren - £4
B4 - Original Troll Hunter Ulric - £4
B5 - Original Troll Hunter Sven - £4
C1 - Elsor-Varo squad (core set miniatures) - £20
C2 - Original Troll Hunter set - £14
C3 - Ang-Varo 5 man squad (Metal Sgt) - £14
C4 - Ang-Varo metal trooper set (4 miniatures) - £10
C5 - Drone Controller and Drones set - £10
C6 - Downed Drone Objective Marker Set - £8
C7 - Space Critters set (4 miniatures) - £10
D1 - Pugwanian Mercenary A - £3
D2 - Beaverian Lodge Guard - £3
D3 - Pugwanian Mercenary B - £3
D4 - Feline Spy - £3
E1 - Ang-Varo Bear Mount - £7
E2 - DUal Laser Heavy Battle Robot - £9
E3 - Ang-Varo Siege Robot - £9
The following are Exclusive miniatures and Stretch Goals that will be visible here once we have reached the funding targets to unlock them.
F1 - Ang-Varo exclusive miniature, Claude - £4
F2 - Mechanical Arm Upgrade Set - £7
F3 - Elsor-Varo Heavy Robot - £11
F4 - Locked Stretch Goal
F5 - Elsor-Varo Void Satlker, Iltani - £4
G1 - Elsor-Varo Reinforced Helmet Set - £3
G2 - Elsor-Varo Helmet Set, letterbox visor - £3
G3 - Elsor-Varo heads without helmets Set, A - £3
G4 - Poster, Mug and Postcard set - £17
G5 - Locked Stretch Goal
G6 - Elsor-Varo 3x Alternative Poses - £9
G7 - Elsor-Varo 1x extra set of armoured arms - £3
G7 - 1x Elsor-Varo breacher upgrade set - £9
G11 - Elsor-Varo 1x Heavy Pulse Carbine with arms - £3
G12 - Elsor-Varo 4x Crisis Carbines with right hand - £3
G13 - Elsor-Varo 4x Crisis Carbines with left hand - £3
G14 - Elsor-Varo 4x Reaping sword with right hand - £3
G15 - Elsor-Varo 4x Reaping sword with left hand - £3
H1 - Fungus infested Elsor-Varo trooper - £4
H2 - Elsor-Varo trooper in light armour - £4
H3 - Elsor-Varo Asocin Bear Rider - £4
H4 - Elsor-Varo Aleka, of the Prodian Dweorg/Ettuay colony. - £4
H5 - 6x 32mm bevel City Battle bases - £1.50
H6 - 6X 28mm bevel Rocky Outpost bases - £1.50
H7 - 5x dweorg skulls - £3
H8 - 5x Robot heads - £3
H8 - 5x Sergeant/Honour Guard heads - £3
Postage and Packaging
You may have already noticed that there is no P&P displayed on the pledges. This is because we will not be taking the cost of delivery for your pledges until we send out the fulfillments after a successful campaign. Why are we doing it this way instead of taking the money upfront? In short, so we only charge you for the cost of shipping your rewards, wherever you are in the world. Once we have your parcel packaged up we will send you an invoice for the postage and packaging. Please bear in mind that your pledge rewards will not be shipped until the invoice has been paid in full.
If you have any further questions regarding this then please leave a message in the comments section.
We are a small team working together to make this campaign come to life. For those that are curious we have put these little bios below. You can also head on over to any of our Social Media pages and have a chat or ask any questions. We are eager to hear what you have to say and try to respond as quick as we can.
John Bryan is a model and puppet maker with a background in animation. In the last 7 years he has been making models for the miniature gaming industry. This includes working on his own miniature range at Gydran Miniatures Studio, and freelance work for World of Twilight and Wytchfire Studio. Prior to that he has worked for the BBC, DMA Media and various other companies creating props for film and television. Examples of Johns work.
Examples of Johns work. You can find more examples of johns work over on his website at: http://www.johnlyntonbryan.com
Every project needs to be accounted for and it’s in this area where John W is involved in the project. Coming from a manufacturing background John is responsible for making sure the project goes to plan and the money flows to the right places to make it work.
Risks and challenges
As with any project there are always chances of things happening to hold back the progress. Our completion date is set to try and give a worst case scenario deadline. Below is a list of things that can be effected by setbacks for the miniature production.
1 – Receiving pledge payments
Once we’ve received all pledge payments we can start to move forward with some of the miniatures that have already been sculpted which includes master mould making and casting.
2 – Sculpting
As the core set is already sculpted it shouldn't be too much of a problem if we achieve that alone, however, depending on how many stretch goals we unlock this could take a bit of time. We don’t want them to be rushed so that we can give our backers high quality miniatures so in the instance that we have a lot of stretch goals we ask you to bear with us.
3 – Mould making and casting
Our Master moulds and casting masters are all made in-house. We will be ordering enough materials in to be able to make all the necessary moulds as soon as the pledge money is in. However, this is affected by the previous step directly but shouldn’t take that long to complete. Once the masters have been cast they will go to the casters where a production mould will be made and the final metal parts will be cast. This is completely out of our control so if the casters have a lot of work on there may be some delays.
4 – Sorting
Once all the models have been cast up and returned we will start the process of sorting and bagging up the miniatures so that we can start the fulfilment process
5 – Fulfilment
This is the part where you guys can get excited as this means your rewards are going to be on their way to you soon. This can take some time so bear with us during this time.
These are the 5 main stages we anticipate that will hold back the completion of the project. Obviously none of these are things that we can predict, but we will keep all our backers advised of the progress as we go along should any problems arise.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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